Courier Destinations Update During COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 Daily Courier Service Update Thursday 13th August 2020.

Africa:

Ghana and Sudan service suspension until further notice.

Please note we expect a further update on this and will advise accordingly. 

We have been informed Nigeria is now operational due to ease of lockdown by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Australia:

Please expect delays due to flight availability, connections and capacity until further notice.

Effective Midnight 1st July the following post codes / suburbs have been put back into lockdown until further notice due to an increase in COVID19 cases, please expect deliveries to be impacted to these areas.

Some states within Australia are seeing rising cases of COVID19 (VIC & NSW) and as such tighter restrictions on travel and people movement are being implement within AU when crossing state borders, I expected that all deliveries will be delayed with the increased restrictions currently in place.

  • Victoria is in stage 3 lockdown till mid-august with the possibility of moving to stage 4
  • NSW have adjusted restrictions today, at this the changes have not been fully communicated.
  • All other states borders are still closed, and entry required 14 days quarantine
  • 3012 -Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray
  • 3021 -Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans
  • 3032 – Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore
  • 3038 – Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens
  • 3042 – Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie
  • 3046 – Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park
  • 3047 – Broadmeadows, Dallas , Jacana
  • 3055 – Brunswick south, Brunswick west, Moonee vale, Moreland west
  • 3060 – Fawkner
  • 3064 – Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickelham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo

 Bangladesh:

Service suspended until further notice.

Please note we expect a further update on this and will advise accordingly.  

Caribbean, Central & South America:

Service suspensions reported in Bolivia, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela. Full and partial lockdowns ongoing.

Please note we expect a further update on this and will advise accordingly.  

Expect delays in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Colombia.

Aruba & Bahamas are experiencing customs delays with priority given to medical supplies.

China:

Expect delays of 2-3 working days due to stringent traffic control and inspection measures throughout Mainland China.

Hong Kong:

Please expect delays due to reduced flight availability and capacity

Europe:

Service disruption is expected throughout the EU with local business closures and restricted movement.  Deliveries to places of work may be delayed.

Delivery Drivers will not be requesting signatures for safety reasons.

India:

Our offices in all four stations are open for Customs clearance of both courier and cargo shipments.

Though our offices in DEL, BOM, MAA and BLR fall in red zones, we are able to perform AAC operations and Customs clearance of both courier and cargo exports/imports. Pickup and Deliveries are possible in very limited ways on case to case basis, where the zones allow entry for delivery.

Israel:

Bnei Brak city is on lockdown, with service suspended, please expect delays throughout the rest of Israel of 2-3 days due to restrictions.

Japan:

Express:  Delays in major cities from the 7th April ongoing due to restrictions by the Japanese Government, we will update accordingly.

Economy:  Delays of 1-2 from Hong Kong to Taipei where our service hub is located, Taipei have advised further delays from the hub to Japan of an additional 5-7 days. .

Kuwait:

The government has imposed an extension to nationwide lockdown. We will update accordingly changes and dates however this is extended until further confirmation is received.

Macao:

Delivery delays between 1-2 working days expected for all services

Malaysia:

Expect minor delays due to partial lockdown imposed.

We advise against shipping to Business as many ‘non-essential’ organisations are closed.

Middle East:

Azerbaijan and Jordan service suspension until further notice.

Please note we expect a further update on this and will advise accordingly.  

Nepal:

Government of Nepal has extended the complete countywide Lockdown. Scheduled flight operations have been suspended until further notice. Our offices will remain closed and we expect an update after 1st August 2020.

New Zealand:

Please expect delays, whilst shipments are transiting to and from New Zealand.

Oman:

The government has declared a complete lock down from 1st April until further notice. Please note we expect a further update on this and will advise accordingly.  

Philippines:

Services have been suspended due to Government travel restrictions. Please note we expect a further update on this and will advise accordingly.  

Saudi Arabia:

A curfew has been imposed, no collection or deliveries until further notice

Singapore:

Lockdown extended until further notice, please note we have flight connection delays to Singapore due to the further extension of restrictions and shipments are still being routed via other carriers on cargo please expect delays.

South Africa:

Service currently limited linehaul options and restrictions in country due to Covid-19, please expect delays. We will update accordingly.

South Korea:

Express:  In country delivery delays due to reduced workforce.

Economy:  Minor delays of 1-2 working days due to flight capacity between Hong Kong and Taipei where our service hub is located.  In country delivery delays due to reduced workforce.

Sri Lanka:

Normal service capabilities have resumed within Sri Lanka, please expect delays on departure due to flight availability/capacity and shipments are still being routed via other carriers and cargo.

Switzerland:

Flights restricted to one per week.

Taiwan:

Minor delays within Taiwan of 1-2 working days also further flight delays from Hong Kong to Taiwan.

Thailand:

Normal service has resumed however please expect slight delays on deliveries due to Covid-19 restrictions.

UAE:

Current update

 Please be informed there are no delay in deliveries in DXB. However, the deliveries are not 100% successful due to the companies and residents are still not comfortable in receiving the consignment depending on the individuals.

24-hour movement restrictions are reduced for public movement and have returned to normal between 6.00 am and 10.00 pm and restrictions will be in place only between 10.00 pm and 6.00 am.

Lockdown city, Deira Dubai after weeks of heightened restrictions has hugely helped to contain the spread of coronavirus,

Lockdown has been uplifted with no restrictions for delivery and pickup from the Deira region stated below areas/streets. 

  1. Murshid Bazar
  2. Al Ras
  3. Baniyas Square
  4. Ayla Nasir Street
  5. Sabkha Road
  6. Al Musalla Street
  7. Al Khaleej Street
  8. Gold Souk
  9. Naif Road

On the epidemic situation the deliveries are not 100% successful due to the companies and residents are still not comfortable in receiving the consignment, Deliveries will be attempted to those consignees who are ready and have agreed to accept.

Abu Dhabi and Al Ain:

Notification received from the U.A.E. Government Emergency and Crisis Committee; it has been officially announced a lockdown has been imposed on the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. In line with these lockdown measures, there will be no Vehicles permitted to either enter or depart from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

Please note we expect a further update on this and will advise accordingly.  

United States:

Passenger flights between UK and US now suspended with airlines operating a cargo service only.  Surcharges will apply for all direct courier and cargo services. 

Vietnam:

Due to the big impact of the Covid-19 pandemic; the  Vietnamese government is currently implying the ‘shelter in place’ order in most of  the cities and provinces and also there is very limited domestic flights available, please kindly note there will be major delays in deliveries and pick up service will not available in some out of area /suburbs.  

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